Feb 10, 2011

Dressed-Up Rice Krispies

These recipes are from Cooks Country. We made the chocolate cherry ones the other day and they were really, really good!

Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats

3 TBS unsalted butter
1 (10 oz) bag mallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (Hershey's Special Dark are wonderful)
(melt chips in the microwave in a small bowl heating first for 30 seconds and then for 15-20seconds, stirring in between and after)

1. Prepare 8X8 pan: Line with foil, allowing excess to hang over the edges. Grease the foil. Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Add marshmallows, white chocolate, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth; about 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla; remove pot from heat.

2. Stir in Rice Krispies and cherries until incorporated. Scrape mixture into prepared pan and press into bottom and corners with greased spatula (or hands). Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

3. Drizzle melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over cooled treats. Allow chocolate to cool, at least 15 minutes. Using foil overhand, lift treats from pan. Cut into squares. Serve


Double chocolate Caramel Turtle Treats

Prepare Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats, substituting 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chops in step 1. Omit the cherries and stir in 15 soft caramel candies, quartered, and 1 cup chopped toasted pecans with Rice Kristpies.

Fluffer-Nutter Treats

Prepare Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats, substituting 1/2 cup peanut butter chips for white chips, 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts for cherries, and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips for semisweet chocolate chips (melted).


I also have to mention another jazzed up recipe from www.ourbestbites.com.  I love to make these for parties during the holidays!